While there are many ways to stay inspired, this challenge really takes something that you love (an old book) and gives it new life.
Take the next two pieces of spam mail you receive (either snail mail or e-mail) and use it to determine the profession on your protagonist and your protagonist’s love interest.
Sometimes the best cure for writer’s block is to let someone else start your story for you.
You can search the web and find a number of sites that offer them, or check out our database of creative writing prompts that gets updated every Tuesday.
Change the characters of course, and add one or more unique elements to that scene.
The key is to give you a starting point and then let your imagination run wild.
And if you don’t have any great ideas at the moment, where do you get some?
When it comes to generating new story ideas, you can take more than one approach.
Just because you’re stuck in a bit of a funk when it comes to ideas doesn’t mean that other people are.
Take your notepad or laptop out of the house, sit down somewhere and observe the scenery around you—and listen to any and every conversation within earshot.